Jeanette Mott Oxford for State Representative 2010

Friday, August 15, 2008

Reminder of Monday Press Conference - 9:30 a.m.

Don't forget the kick-off of Year Two of the Surrounding Our Schools With Care (SOS CARE) campaign on the first day of school for St. Louis Public Schools on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9:30 a.m. We'll be at the Fresh Start Program at Turner School, 2615 N. Billups, St. Louis, MO 63113.

Among those gathering to pledge their efforts to support public education in the new school year and to demonstrate the successes that can be achieved when we work together are:
State Senator Maida Coleman, St. Louis City, District 5 (Minority Floor Leader)
State Senator Jeff Smith, St. Louis City, District 4
State Representative Jeanette Mott Oxford, St. Louis City, District 59
State Representative Jamilah Nasheed, St. Louis City, District 60
Alderman Sam Moore, Ward 4
Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, Ward 22
Alderman Gregory Carter, Ward 27
Rev. James Morris, Representative-elect in House District 57
Sean Nichols, Director, Fresh Start at Turner School (a program to help dropouts graduate)
Christopher Simpson, Owner, Raw Blend Clothing

Background: In the 2007-08 school year, several St. Louis City representatives and senators engaged in a friendly competition to bring volunteers and resources to the schools in their districts. In Year Two of the "Surrounding Our Schools with Care" (SOS Care), they will be joined by members of the Board of Aldermen. The Fresh Steps program will be highlighted as an example of collaboration. Through SOS Care, elected officials join concerned citizens (neighbors, business owners, parents, alumni, communities of faith, etc.) to find effective ways to work with the schools in their neighborhoods and to celebrate successes.

Note: Other elected officials and community members may be joining us on Monday morning.